10th Thing

November 26, 2008 at 1:13 pm (Uncategorized)

This is a pretty useful feature.  Got myself an account on del.icio.us and put a couple of websites on.  I can see how this would be a really useful tool for lecturers and students because it is public and it’s always interesting to see how other people have searched for information.  Might help my husband with his Masters.

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9th Thing

November 20, 2008 at 12:29 pm (Uncategorized)

I had a look at Topixnet and Syndic8 but, to be honest, the amount of information on there was quite overwhelming.  How do people find the time to look at all this stuff?! As I said before, I don’t really look at news sites and the like, so these sites are not really something that I would use.  Interesting to know about them though.

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8th Thing

November 20, 2008 at 12:17 pm (Uncategorized)

Ok.  I’ve set up a bloglines account and added some RSS feeds to it.  Helps me to understand what RSS is and how to use it.  I can see how useful it would be for people.  I wouldn’t use it so much because I don’t use news sites and that sort of thing.  I don’t get to use the internet every day and when I do I tend to be doing specific things e.g. banking, email and they don’t seem to have RSS feeds.

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7th Thing

November 17, 2008 at 1:30 pm (Uncategorized)

I’ve had a quick look around flickr at mashups.  I like the color pickr and I also liked the spelling one.  I had a read up on mashups on the link provided but I find all the jargon quite hard to understand.  Does anyone else have this problem?  Also, I have spent a lot more time than aniticipated again on the Things.  1 hour a week work time is not a lot when you can’t really do much at home.  Having said all that, I am learning lots of new things, which is great.

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6th Thing

November 14, 2008 at 8:34 am (Uncategorized)

Well I managed to upload a photo from home onto flickr.  It’s a picture of the canal boat we stayed on in Cheshire earlier in the year.  (Didn’t want to put any photos of people because we had to make it public.)  I will now attempt to get the photo from flickr onto here…

 

Oh well – I’ve spent the last 30 minutes messing around but can’t do it!  I’ve tried the ‘add media’ key on here but I must not be filling in the details correctly because it doesn’t work.  So I tried to find the ‘Flickr blogging tool,’ as mentioned in the 25 things instructions, but I can’t find that either!  Not very happy.  Maybe the instructions on our 25 things guide need to be clearer for us novices.  I’ll ask someone and try again later.

In the meantime, I’ll have a look at 7th Thing.

Here I am again.  Refreshed after the weekend!  I’ll try again…

Hooray!!!  It actually worked!  I have to say the ‘add media’ on here is not that clear.  You have to put the URL into the ‘source’ box whereas there is a ‘link’ box further down which I thought you would put it in.  Anyway, with Dave’s help I have managed it.  Thanks Dave.

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5th thing

November 11, 2008 at 12:42 pm (Uncategorized)

Ok, here goes.  I’m on flickr.  Here’s a link to a photo I like: http://www.flickr.com/photos/frankieduberry/3022114514/

It’s a great photo of the Eiffel Tower.  It reminds me of when I was a student and visited Paris during my year abroad in France.  I also spent a couple of days of my honeymoon in Paris but we didn’t go up the Tower because my husband is so scared of heights he can hardly bear to look at it!

I’m now going to try and sign up to flickr….

Ok, now set up flickr basic account.  Will have to try and do 6th thing from home so I can upload photo from there.

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Start of week 2

November 11, 2008 at 12:23 pm (Uncategorized)

Oh dear!  Just read through what to do this week and I’m rather apprehensive.  Not worried that I won’t be able to do it – just concerned that it’s going to take ages!  Will try to do some at work and then see if I can find any spare time at home – which won’t be easy.

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End of week one

November 7, 2008 at 8:40 am (Uncategorized)

Well, I’ve survived the first week.  Probably the hardest bit was thinking of a name for my blog!Couldn’t think of anything witty or exciting so ended up with one based on my name.  Already had a Yahoo account so just had to set up a Google one.  Found it ok overall.  I’m sure I will definately learn quite a bit as I work my way through the 25 things.

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The Blog Begins

November 6, 2008 at 12:53 pm (Uncategorized)

Just set up my Blog for 25 things.  Slighty nervous as not very confident with blogging.  We’ll see how it goes…

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